Brendan Kelly is a celebrated member of a new generation of portrait painters. Working with the traditional techniques from his classical training, Kelly specializes in creating sumptuous lighting effects that reflect the emotional state of his subjects.
Selected Commissions: His Grace the Duke of Atholl ∙ The Rt. Hon Lord Ross ∙ The Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland ∙ Kate Adie ∙ George More ∙ C. Makie ∙ President of the S.S.C.
Awards: Winner of 2006 HSBC National Portrait Award ∙ 2001 BP Portrait Award ∙ National Gallery in London (2nd Prize for Nude in a Nightclub) ∙ 1995 Royal Scottish Academy ∙ Macfarlane Painting Prize ∙ 1993 BP Portrait Award ∙ National Gallery in London (commended prize)
Portraits ∙ Oil ∙ Painterly ∙ People ∙ Character ∙ Character Development ∙ Realism ∙ Horse ∙ Scene ∙ Landscape